Sample Types - Cannabis

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Sample Types Overview

This is an Administrative function rather than a standard lab operation. Only users with LIMS Administrator or equivalent profile have this on their menu and may access it.

The Sample Types List screen displays Sample Types currently defined in the system and provides a means to define additional Sample Types. A Sample Type is also called a Matrix. A useful application of the Sample Types feature is to filter the tests on the Order Management or Sample Receiving screen to only display those tests that were assigned the same Sample Type as the sample in question, which the LabLynx LIMS does by default.

If it is important to separate your tests by Sample Type, you can create a test for a particular Sample Type, copy that test and change the Sample Type and possibly the Result Units for use on another matrix as a shortcut to creating them quickly.

The LabLynx LIMS for Cannabis Testing contains several default Sample Types, which should be sufficient for most labs. If, however, you have need to define additional ones or you wish to delete or inactivate existing ones, this can be done here.

Users can make good use of this field in querying data for samples. On all of the screens where it is used, the Sample Type is a picklist (drop-down list) where the user selects the desired type.

Sample Types Menu Item

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To Add or Edit Sample Types

The Sample Types List screen displays Sample Type information currently defined in the system.

From the Sample Types List, select a Sample Type to edit or click the New New Button POL.png button to create a new one.

Sample Type Detail Canna.png


Complete the two fields of the screen. Both are Bold fields and are required.

  • Sample Type - Type the Sample Type name (e.g. Concentrate, Flower, Edible, etc. There are default Sample Types already defined in the LIMS).
  • Sample Type Description - Enter a Sample Type description (usually the same as the name of the Sample Type).

When you are finished, click Save Save Button POL.png and then Done Done Button.png.

Important Note: Once a Sample Type is used in the system it should not be deleted. This will cause problems in reporting and in those areas where that Sample Type was used.